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By Michael Miller | August 4, 2007
Former Mayor Norma Hertzog-Wagner returned to Costa Mesa, her old hometown, in May after 17 years away. Then, Friday, she got to be part of history. Hertzog-Wagner, who served two terms during the 1970s and 1980s, was among the speakers and walkers in the city's first Relay for Life at Orange Coast College on Friday. The American Cancer Society has sponsored the fundraising walks since 1985, but until Friday, Costa Mesa had never hosted one within its boundaries. For that matter, Hertzog-Wagner, a breast cancer survivor, had never walked in a relay before.
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By Steve Virgen | February 1, 2007
NEWPORT BEACH — Amid death and cancer, Rich Saul can still smile. He was grinning plenty Wednesday, not just because he was receiving an award but also because he had another day of life. Saul, a Newport Beach resident and former NFL great who is battling leukemia, received the patient courage award from the American Cancer Society at the Newport Beach Marriott. The award is given to the cancer patient or survivor who has shown exceptional courage in the fight with cancer, and who typically helps the American Cancer Society reach out and motivate others in the fight against cancer.
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By Alan Blank | May 17, 2008
The OCC track was surrounded with decorated white paper bags filled with candles. Dorene Daily and her husband, Marty, stopped when they noticed a bag with the name of one of their colleagues, Denny Bowler. ?We?re here to support him,? Dorene said. ?He?s not doing well at all,? Marty added. ?Fourteen years he?s been a survivor of prostate cancer.? The Dailys were part of a 10-member team supporting Bowler at Costa Mesa?s Relay for Life Friday, but the family has had its own struggles with cancer, too. Dorene is on her second round of chemotherapy for colon cancer, which she was diagnosed with less than two months ago. This is not her first Relay for Life, though.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | June 8, 2013
Julie Elkins cried only twice during her 11-year battle with breast cancer. The first time was while walking out of a clinic with the words, "You have cancer" ringing in her ears. The second was when her husband shaved her head. The Costa Mesa resident was also unprepared for the chemotherapy-induced loss of her eyebrows and eyelashes, she recalled. "I looked like Charlie Brown when I was bald," said Elkins, 52, laughing. "I learned how to tie scarves so I wouldn't look stupid.
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April 3, 2008
Orange Coast Middle College High School students are hoping a little music will go a long way for the American Cancer Society. The students have helped to organize a concert to support Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Crossing Community Church Loft in Costa Mesa. Tempus Fusion, Sprawl, Kurtis Schureman, Taylor Smith and Paper Thin Walls will perform. Paper Thin Walls recently played at an after party for Led Zeppelin after the band’s reunion concert in London.
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June 28, 2004
GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating basis. For information on adding your organization to this list, call (949) 574-4298. ACADEMIC YEAR IN AMERICA Costa Mesa families can host a German student and earn up to $1,000 toward a number of travel-abroad programs. Danielle Carpino, (800) 322-HOST. ALS ASSN., ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Assn., which helps people who have the disorder that is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, needs volunteers.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | June 8, 2013
Julie Elkins cried only twice during her 11-year battle with breast cancer. The first time was while walking out of a clinic with the words, "You have cancer" ringing in her ears. The second was when her husband shaved her head. The Costa Mesa resident was also unprepared for the chemotherapy-induced loss of her eyebrows and eyelashes, she recalled. "I looked like Charlie Brown when I was bald," said Elkins, 52, laughing. "I learned how to tie scarves so I wouldn't look stupid.
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June 5, 2012
Richard Lee DeWitt passed away peacefully in Newport Beach on May 22, 2012, at the age of 71 following a five month battle with cancer; he was surrounded by his family and friends. Richard was born May 10, 1941 in Glendale California to Margaret and Woodrow DeWitt. He grew up in the Los Angeles area and graduated from Eagle Rock High School and attended Pasadena City College. Working alongside his mother and father at DeWitt Transfer and Storage Company in Los Angeles, Richard gained first hand knowledge about the transportation industry.
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By Steve Virgen | April 16, 2012
Rich Saul will be remembered for his work as a football player, as he should. He was a great center for the Rams. But he was so much more than the player. Saul passed away Sunday. He was 64. He had been battling leukemia since 2003, the Orange County Register reported. Saul's wife told the Register he came home April 2 for hospice care after he stayed at Hoag Hospital for 10 days. The leukemia had recently progressed to his brain, the Register reported. What a remarkable man. He had this disease and not only did he fight against it, he performed charitable acts for cancer awareness.
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By Candice Baker | September 16, 2010
Each September she's a familiar sight at the Orange County Fairgrounds, whizzing by in a golf cart saturated in patriotic bling, while inspecting men's arms for a telltale bandage or cotton ball. For Orange County resident and Cruisin' for a Cure founder Debbie Baker, the annual (and wildly popular) car show serves two purposes: entertainment and prevention. Her mission is to ensure that every man of "a certain age" who attends the event is tested for prostate cancer — via a simple, free blood test; not the probing digital test that most men abhor.
NEWS
July 13, 2010
Joseph Henry “Mick” Arnold died at home July 6, 2010, after battling cancer.  Born to Joseph and Blanche Arnold, Mick grew up in San Gabriel and Newport Beach. He attended Orange Coast College and the University of Colorado.  Mick worked for Exxon Chemical and then a respected real estate broker of farm and ranch properties in Eugene, Ore.  The Arnolds retired early this year to Sahuarita, Ariz.  Mick will be remembered for his sense of humor, love of fishing, avid Oregon Duck fan support, but most of all, his gentle and thoughtful manner.
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By Tom Ragan | May 29, 2010
The Relay for Life held May 15 and 16 at Newport Harbor High School raised $120,000 to fund cancer research. The money raised comes on the heels of a similar Relay for Life event that was held at Orange Coast College this past weekend. That event raised roughly $70,000, bringing the total to nearly $190,000. More than 1,000 participants, forming 38 teams, walked around the track for 24 hours straight at the high school, swapping tales of survival while remembering those who died of cancer.
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By Tom Ragan | May 24, 2010
Hundreds of Orange County residents, some in memory of those dear to them, others in the name of survivors, walked around the race track at Orange Coast College on Saturday, kicking off Relay for Life. In what is beginning to turn into a popular, annual 24-hour event to raise money for cancer research, they turned out in large numbers to participate. Some ran around the track. Others walked. Just about everybody had fun doing it, knowing it was for a good cause. The highlight came a few hours after night fell, when hundreds of candles were placed around the track to light the way and symbolizing the great numbers of those who have either died from cancer or have beaten it down.
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By Mona Shadia | May 17, 2010
Hundreds gathered in Newport Beach on Saturday with one goal in mind: To stand as one in the face of cancer. There were some who fought cancer and survived; others were there in support of friends and family members and some were there in memory of loved ones who lost the battle. “This is a great example of Newport Beach coming together as a community to support those who have been stricken by cancer,” said Mayor Keith Curry. Curry, who attended the ninth annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Newport Beach with his wife, Pamela, said the cause strikes a chord too close to home for him. Pamela Curry is an 11-year breast cancer survivor.
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